Join us as we take you on a journey through the cuisine of the Italian Renaissance showcasing the story of Leonardo da Vinci and his home region of Tuscany. Each dish will showcase forgotten flavors of that period and fascinating stories that recall Leonardo’s connections to food and cuisine during his younger years and the time he spent in Milan under Duke Ludovico Sforza.
This exciting class will be led by Daniele Macuglia Ph.D., physicist and historian at the University of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago where he teaches classes on science and society in the Italian Renaissance. During the class, Dr. Daniele Macuglia will walk guests through the era of Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance, not only highlighting the historical and artistic topics, but unveiling habits and customs of culinary tradition. Weaving within the historic discussion, La Scuola's chef will prepare and serve a few popular dishes that average people would have had on their table during the late15th and early 16th centuries in Italy. All the dishes will be paired with wines selected by one of our talented beverage experts. Join us for this opportunity to reminisce the past; the seed of our present and future.
What to Expect:
- Guests will each receive a welcome wine and an antipasto to enjoy during introductions
- The lecture on the cuisine of the Renaissance with be led by Daniele Macuglia Ph.D.
- A three-course meal will be prepared by La Scuola's chef
- Guests will enjoy each dish paired with a wine chosen by an Eataly sommelier
- Take home menus, recipes, and wine tasting notes
- Please note that no physical tickets are required. A confirmation email will be sent to the email you provide at check out and your name will be on the class roster.
- All guests planning to consume alcohol must be able to produce valid government-issued identification to prove they are 21 or older.
- Pricing is inclusive of service and exclusive of Boston sales tax.